Memorial Day, although specifically a day to honor those who died in battle, has become a time to wax nostalgic about those who have gone before.
The East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society, which keeps up the approximately 3,800 trees that grace the streets of the village, offers an opportunity to pay homage to a loved one while helping to defray the nonprofit group’s tree maintenance expenses. A plaque can be placed by an existing tree, or accompany the planting of a new tree, for $750.
The East Hampton Village Board rolled out some recognition on Friday, starting with a certificate of appreciation for the Garden Club of East Hampton. There to accept the acknowledgment were Diane Paton, Calista Washburn, and Mary Clarke.